Synonyms of lay into in English:

lay into


See definition of lay into

phrase

1‘three youths laid into him’

SYNONYMS
attack, assail, hit, strike, let fly at, tear into, lash out at, set about, set upon, fall on, turn on, assault, beat, thrash, pound, pummel, wallop, hammer, pounce on, round on, pelt, drub
informal lace into, sail into, pitch into, let someone have it, get stuck into, paste, do over, knock about, knock around, rough up
British informal have a go at
ANTONYMS

leave in peace

2‘there was no reason for him to lay into her with a string of insults’

SYNONYMS
criticize harshly, castigate, censure, lambaste, harangue, condemn, pillory, rant at, rave at
berate, upbraid, rebuke, chide, reproach, reprove, scold
informal pitch into, crucify, rubbish, slag off
British informal have a go at
North American informal light into, bad-mouth, bawl out
rare objurgate
ANTONYMS

praise, extol